Friday, August 17, 2012

Cheesy Kale Bread

These days my home is always filled with treats. Everywhere you look there is evidence of it. Cook books are always scattered across the dining room table. The mixer is usually going.....and there is ALWAYS cake in the fridge. I wish I was exaggerating.....but I am not. Today on a date a boy asked me if I like eating cake, being a pastry chef and all. "Oh I've got a little bit of a sweet tooth," I lied.....wanting to play down the situation. I felt it would have made a bad impression to say "Yeah I eat  cake everyday....somedays for breakfast." 

Saying like this either gets one of two reactions. Most people thing "Goodness that is unhealthy" and then I have to back it up by telling them how I go for lots of long runs (a tiny bit true) and how I eat healthy a lot of the time too. The other reaction is "Goodness how wonderful!" Mostly I like the people who  come out with the second answer.

I've been working on these wonderful little chocolate cookies this weekend. It was bliss spending all day in the kitchen yesterday baking, and making treats for my friends. So much love comes out of this tiny many dinner parties start because of what goes on in this tiny kitchen.

I know I do go on and on about cake eating quite a lot ......and I can't lie, it does happen a lot, but I don't want you to get the complete wrong idea! As much as we are about cake in this house (and we are) we are also about lots of good organic vegetables (that are grown on a farm just down the road), home made bread, freshly made muesli, lentils, and lots of other healthy things.

Some nights there is nothing that makes me more happy than a huge bowl of vegetables for dinner. There are just so many wonderful things you can make, that make you feel so good and healthy. Lately I've been so addicted to kale chips, and just kale in general. So I thought I'd share with you the recipe for cheesy kale bread my housemate and I made last night. I found the recipe on an amazing blog called 'Fox Lane.' I really recommend you check it out. We adapted the recipe to what we had in the pantry and it turned out super lovely.

Is there any great healthy recipes you are making in your homes? Leave a little message and let me know what you have been baking!

Cheesy Kale Bread

2 cups of wholemeal self raising flour
1/2 cup of milk
1 cup of wilted greens cut finely (we used kale and spinach)
1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup of tasty grated cheese
salt and pepper
Any dried herbs you feel like adding (I think rosemary, thyme, and sage would all be lovely.....maybe even a few chilli flakes.)

  • Mix all the ingredients together to make a wet dough. (This is soooo simple!)
  • Place the dough on a floured bench and roll into a log.
  • Break into 3 pieces and roll into long sausages. 
  • Plat the 3 pieces together, and place on a tray lined with grease proof paper. 
  • Brush with oil, and sprinkle with a few extra herbs.
  • Bake in a preheated hot oven (200) for 40 minutes